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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 90SJ

Cessation of maintenance orders

             (1)  An order with respect to the maintenance of a party to a de facto relationship in accordance with this Division ceases to have effect upon:

                     (a)  the death of the party; or

                     (b)  the death of the person liable to make payments under the order.

             (2)  An order with respect to the maintenance of a party to a de facto relationship in accordance with this Division ceases to have effect upon the marriage of the party unless in special circumstances a court having jurisdiction under this Act otherwise orders.

             (3)  If a marriage referred to in subsection (2) takes place, it is the duty of the person for whose benefit the order was made to inform without delay the person liable to make payments under the order of the date of the marriage.

             (4)  Any money paid in respect of a period after the event referred to in subsection (2) may be recovered in a court having jurisdiction under this Act.

             (5)  Nothing in this section affects the recovery of arrears due under an order at the time when the order ceased to have effect.



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